give birth to
phrasal 1. to produce as offspring <
gave birth to a son
>
2. to be the source of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • give birth to — (something) to cause or be the origin of something. The popularity of the car eventually gave birth to the interstate highways. Related vocabulary: give rise to something Etymology: based on the literal meaning of give birth (= to have a baby) …   New idioms dictionary

  • give birth to — index conceive (invent), create, make, originate, produce (manufacture), reproduce Burton s Leg …   Law dictionary

  • give birth to — HAVE, bear, produce, be delivered of, bring into the world; N. Amer. birth; informal drop; dated mother; archaic bring forth. → birth * * * phrasal …   Useful english dictionary

  • give birth to — Synonyms and related words: author, bear, beget, birth, breed, bring about, bring forth, bring to birth, bring to effect, bring to pass, cause, conceive, create, do, effect, effectuate, engender, establish, father, found, generate, gestate, give… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • give birth to — {v. phr.} 1. To bear live offspring. * /The mother gave birth to twin baby girls./ 2. To bring about; create; occasion. * /Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give birth to — {v. phr.} 1. To bear live offspring. * /The mother gave birth to twin baby girls./ 2. To bring about; create; occasion. * /Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ birth\ to — v. phr. 1. To bear live offspring. The mother gave birth to twin baby girls. 2. To bring about; create; occasion. Beethoven gave birth to a new kind of symphony …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give birth to — she gave birth to twins Syn: have, bear, produce, be delivered of, bring into the world; birth; informal drop; dated mother; archaic bring forth …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • give birth to — Syn: have, bear, produce, be delivered of, bring into the world; N.Amer. birth; informal drop …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • give birth to — idi a) to bear (a child) b) to initiate; originate …   From formal English to slang

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